A spellbinding night as HEAL Australia’s Indian Extravaganza goes like a dream

HEAL founder Dr Satya Prasad Koneru swapped HEAL Paradise for Surfers Paradise this month as he flew from Andhra Pradesh, India, to the Gold Coast of Australia on a fundraising mission. Just a few days after celebrating his birthday at an all-singing, all-dancing HEAL Day event at Paradise Village, Dr Prasad was making his way […]

HEAL aims to provide nothing but the best for its Paradise Village students

IT’S not only the building work that is progressing quickly at HEAL’s model development Paradise Village, because students at the Koneru Lalitha & Rama Krishna Rao Secondary School are benefitting from a rapidly expanding programme of academics and arts too. With another 150 or more new arrivals set to swell the ranks ahead of the […]

From Paradise Village to Surfers Paradise as Dr Prasad heads Down Under

FOLLOWING ON from the success of the 10th HEAL India Night in the UK last October, Australia is now preparing to hold its own fundraising gala event for the benefit of HEAL children. The Grand Ballroom of the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa on the Gold Coast of Queensland will be the stunning venue […]

Historic day for HEAL as Institute for Visually Challenged welcomes first children

HEAL Paradise Village reached a significant milestone recently with the arrival of the first children at the Phanendra Chunduri Institute for the Visually Challenged. The building, kindly donated by Dr Dhanumjaya Rao, Mrs Vijaya and Miss Jyothi Chunduri, from Birmingham, England, in memory of the Chunduris’ late son, was officially opened back in January, but […]

HEAL children’s successes come thick and fast

HEAL students have been demonstrating their potential with a number of prize-winning performances recently. Two senior boys at HEAL Paradise Village showed off the gold medals and certificates they were awarded after achieving top marks in their studies, while a Class 8 student returned from a national singing competition with a highly commendable second prize. […]

HEAL student sings with voice of an Angel at national competition

HEAL is celebrating a spectacular success after one of its Paradise Village students, 13-year-old Angel Vennela, achieved a second-place finish in a prestigious national schools competition. On the weekend of Children’s Day, the 24th annual Balotsav children’s festival attracted 5,000 competitors from 300 schools across India and a team from HEAL Paradise Village School was […]

Teaching HEAL children to reach for the stars

EMPOWERMENT was the key word on everyone’s lips at HEAL Paradise Village when motivational speaker Dr Gadde V Rao offered words of inspiration to students and staff alike. A former senior manager with major multinational companies like AT&T and Pepsi, Dr Rao these days offers training, coaching and consultancy services through his MPowerMe project in […]

HEAL – The Journey

The Stirring: It all started nearly five decades ago when a teen-aged medical student in Guntur, a large town in Andhra Pradesh State in India, was touched by the sights of misery and deprivation being experienced by people in poverty around where he lived. This stirring in Satya Prasad Koneru led to the first step […]

Sunny outlook for HEAL children at Guntur

THE sun has been beating down as temperatures in Andhra Pradesh state have soared into the mid-40s degrees Centigrade in recent weeks, but this has not stopped the students of HEAL Children’s Village from shining in the classroom. Education has always been at the core of HEAL’s work in India, the charity’s team of volunteers […]

HEAL Paradise boys dorm ready for occupation

STUDENT numbers will increase over the coming weeks at HEAL Paradise Village with the Hans Foundation Dormitory for Boys now nearing completion. Pupils at the primary school have numbered just over 50 since its opening last summer, but that number will double now that the dorms are ready for occupation. The new building, donated by […]